Hawk Happenings

News for the HRRS/Juan Diego Academy Community

Principal's Message - Jan. 6th

Happy Wednesday!

It was so exciting to see everyone return from the vacation on Monday, in spite of the icy/snowy weather. I hope that you all had a fantastic break and that you were able to spend some time with family and loved ones. May the New Year bring you peace and joy.

Have a wonderful week!

Katie Dempsey



Important Reminders for this Week!!

  • Thurs - Mass (Generosity awards after Mass)
  • Fri - Pay2Dress ($2 per student) to support our orphans in Honduras and Mexico.

Charges for Meals/Extended Care!

Charges for meals and extended care are due immediately after the school account statements are received in your student's envelope. There should be no outstanding balances from September and October meals and extended care. If families have outstanding balances from these months, students will not be allowed to receive lunch or attend extended care. Please don't let this happen to you. Contact Kelly at finance@hrrsjda.org immediately if you need to discuss payment arrangements.

Prayer Requests

Please hold in your prayers:
  • Juan Perez (Piano player for the church and the school over the years and former HR parent), who is battling cancer.

Thank You to our Wonderful Volunteers!!

  • The Talavera Family for transforming the stage area during the Christmas break!

Development News!!

Auction/Crab Feed:

Are you fantastic at finding amazing post-holiday deals? Now is the perfect time to pick up those auction items! Create your own auction basket or individual items (totaling $100) and we can put the basket together for you. If you are looking for inspiration, we have created a Registry (http://www.myregistry.com/public/2016-hrrs-jda) and Pinterest board (https://www.pinterest.com/auctionjda/gift-basket-ideas/) for your convenience.

Prefer to solicit donations from local businesses? Procurement/donation forms are available at the office. Auction items are due no later than Friday, February 12th.

Come see and bid on the amazing baskets at the 2016 HRRS/JDA Crab Feed & Auction scheduled for March 12th! Tickets will be on sale soon.

Annual Appeal:

We are still in the midst of raising funds for our annual fund appeal. This year, our goal is $150,000. The funds raised help offset the costs of the curriculum upgrades and new music/band program that we rolled out this school year. As Catholic school families, you make a great sacrifice of time and money to send your children to Holy Rosary School. We are hoping for 100% support from families. Thank you to the families that have already donated thus far. A one-time donation can be made or please consider a monthly pledge. Giving $25 a month for ten months provides a total donation of $250. No amount is too small to make a difference. Thank you for your consideration in helping our school.

Curriculum Corner!!

Questions about Curriculum?

Please submit questions for the next Curriculum Corner to Dr. Yaden at BYaden@plu.edu.

Upcoming Events!!


Friday, Jan. 8th, 8am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

$2 per student...please make sure clothing is appropriate for a Catholic school.

After School Orchestra Begins!!

Monday, Jan. 11th, 9pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

An after-school orchestra (taught by Mr. Ron Nolting) will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning January, 11. The fee is $25 per month for any student in grades 1 - 8. It will be held in the auditorium from 3:15 - 4 pm every Monday and Wednesday (excluding half days). Please contact Mr. Nolting at rnolting@hrrsjda.org for further information.